Shoulder surfing: Watch out for eagle‑eyed snoopers peeking at your phone

Some fraudsters may use low-tech tactics to steal your sensitive information – peering over your shoulder as you enter that data is one of them. We live in an age of pervasive connectivity. But our always-on, mobile-centric lives also expose us to risk. For many people, it is the prospect of phishing, remotely deployed malware … More Shoulder surfing: Watch out for eagle‑eyed snoopers peeking at your phone

Car spying – your insurance company is watching you

Your ‘networked computer on wheels’ has a privacy problem – when it comes to your data, you may not really be in the driver’s seat. The CES 2021 conference heralds the natural progression of car-spying apps built directly into the car and tied directly to insurance companies. Originally slated to assist drivers in an emergency, the systems … More Car spying – your insurance company is watching you

ESET Research uncovers APT-C-23 group’s new Android spyware masked as Threema and Telegram

ESET researchers uncover a new version of Android spyware used by the APT-C-23 threat group against targets in the Middle East. ESET researchers have analyzed a new version of Android spyware used by APT-C-23, a threat group active since at least 2017 that is known for mainly targeting the Middle East. The new spyware, detected … More ESET Research uncovers APT-C-23 group’s new Android spyware masked as Threema and Telegram

Portland passes the strictest facial recognition technology ban in the US yet

Oregon’s largest city aims to be a trailblazer when it comes to facial recognition legislation. On Wednesday, The Portland City Council passed what could be considered one of the strictest facial recognition bans in the United States. The legislation bans both city government agencies and private businesses from using the technology on the city’s grounds.  While bans on the public … More Portland passes the strictest facial recognition technology ban in the US yet

Protect the privacy of your children and cover their webcams

Laptops, smartphones and tablets – most of today’s smart devices come with a built-in camera. Thanks to technological advances, it doesn’t matter if your friend lives down the street or on the other side of the world, their webcam lets you have an (almost) face-to-face chat anytime. Video calls, selfies, vlogging, and the little lenses … More Protect the privacy of your children and cover their webcams